Grafton Apparel Is Fighting Cancer In Style By Raising Over $175,000.00

August 24, 2018
Filed Under: Ambassador Features, Press Releases, Top Stories


Grafton Apparel President, Lance Itkoff, signs a cheque for $175,000.00 in direct donations to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

The Grafton Apparel Family Is Fighting Cancer In Style By Donating Over $175,000.00


Tip Top Tailors and the Grafton Apparel Family have been proud partners of the Fight To End Cancer since 2014.  The teams across Canada have redefined the fight in ways we could only dream of.  This year alone,  the Grafton teams, including Tip Top Tailors, George Richards and Mr. Big & Tall Menswear, have managed to raise and donate over $175,000 and raised over $235,000 for Fight To End Cancer since launching their ‘Wear Your Support’ Campaign in 2017.

Tip Top Tailors donates their time and formal wear to the Fight To End Cancer campaigns every year.  This ensures that our fighters look and feel elegant and strong, during the official campaign photoshoots.  This support is a huge part of what makes Fight To End Cancer the momentous event that it is every year.

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Photo Credit: Christopher Small | In February 2018, the Fight Team gathered at the Old Mill Toronto to capture the official Fight To End Cancer 2018 Campaign shot.  The Fight Team has been ‘suited up” by Tip Top Tailors since 2014, helping to create the signature look of the official FTEC campaigns.

Tip Top Tailors stepped up their game this year, with a hearty goal of $75,000 towards Fight To End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  They launched their campaign on May 1, 2018, accepting donations in their stores and online. They had exceeded their goal by June 30, by more than 100%, raising over $175,000 across Canada in just 2 months.

Grafton Apparel also ran their “Wear Your Support” campaign online and in all of their stores across Canada.  The campaign included rounding up amounts at the register and selling their own Fight To End Cancer tie clips for $20 each, with 100% of the sales donated to the cause.  These combined efforts enabled the company to exceed their already ambitious goal.

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Grafton Apparel President, Lance Itkoff, gives an interview on the Grafton Tie bar sold for donations across Canada at all stores including Tip Top Tailors, George Richards and Mr. Big & Tall Menswear.

Photo Captured By: Virgil Barrow | Executive Director, Jennifer Huggins (Centre) and the team from Tip Top Tailor's Sherway location celebrate the big win as the company announces the news of raising over $60,000 in support of the Fight To End Cancer.

Photo Captured By: Virgil Barrow | Executive Director, Jennifer Huggins (Centre) and the team from Tip Top Tailor’s Sherway location celebrated a big win in 2017, as the company announced raising over $60,000 in support of the Fight To End Cancer.

Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow | Over 100 stores across Canada were outfitted with the Fight To End Cancer "Wear Your Support" Campaign.

Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow | For the second year in a row, over 100 stores across Canada were outfitted with the Fight To End Cancer “Wear Your Support” Campaign.

This isn’t the first time that Tip Top Tailors has found a unique way to help us reach our goal of creating a cancer free world.  They partnered with Fight To End Cancer in 2015, with the awareness campaign #iFightCancer, with all proceeds going  directly to benefit the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  This campaign was run through the sale of postcards, available at all Tip Top Tailors locations across the GTA, for a small donation.  The postcards gave those donating the opportunity to share why the cause meant so much to them and how they personally had been affected by cancer.

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Photo Credit: Nicholas Theodorou | Luigi Carrubba of Tip Top Tailors fights to end cancer for

Photo Credit: Nicholas Theodorou | Luigi Carrubba of Tip Top Tailors fights to end cancer for his mother, father, sister and brother.

Fighting cancer is woven into the of the fabric of the company.  In their own words:

“Tip Top Tailors and the entire Grafton Apparel family of companies is honored to join The Fight to End Cancer in supporting FTEC’s annual fundraising efforts.  Between the 100% proceeds from the sale of our Fight To End Cancer tie bars, along with the generous participation of our over 1100 employees across the country, we raised over $175,000.00 this year, which will be going directly to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.”

We could not be more proud to have Grafton Apparel in our corner as we work towards smashing barriers and reaching new heights for cancer research with Fight To End Cancer and the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  We are blown away by the dedication and loyalty that they have shown to the cause over the years, and look forward to many more years of successful collaboration!



ABOUT GRAFTON APPAREL

As the leading Canadian retailor of men’s apparel, Grafton-Fraser Inc. operates through its retail chains; Tip Top Tailors, George Richards, Mr. Big & Tall, and Kingsport Big and Tall Clothiers.

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